insideKENT Magazine Issue 60 - March 2017 - Page 26

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THE CRUCIBLE // 14-18 MAR
One of the 20th century ’ s landmark plays , Arthur Miller ’ s The Crucible stands as both a historical record and a political parable for our times . In a small 17thcentury New England town a children ’ s game has terrifying consequences as allegations of witchcraft break out . Quickly caught up in an unstoppable flow of paranoia , accusation and manipulation , the community is consumed by a climate of suspicion where no person is safe from its neighbour . An allegory of the chilling McCarthyism of American politics in the 1950s , The Crucible also serves as a warning to future generations . Enter the world of sensationalism , hysteria and the power of celebrity that was the Salem Witch Trials and ask yourself how innocent we can really be as we stand by and watch a witch-hunt unfold .
2pm & 7.30pm . Price : from £ 14.50 The Orchard Theatre , Home Gardens , Dartford DA1 1ED www . orchardtheatre . co . uk / 01322 220000
VINTAGE FAIR // 18 MAR
Vintage fashion , homeware and records with carefully curated stallholders from around the South East and London .
From 10.30 . Price : £ 1 King Charles Church Hall , 5 Warwick Park , Tunbridge Wells TN2 5TA www . facebook . com / events / 1743481415979628 / 01892 511745
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